My Palette
Drag Color Chips

Flat Sinew

About 1/8 inches wide

 4.54 ( 71 review )
Click here to add or update a review for this product.

Stock# Product Details Quantity Dharma Price
  Flat Sinew - 60 ft spool
  Flat Sinew - 900 ft roll
All prices calculated in US$ (Currency converter)
Currency Conversion Estimator
Powered by
About:  Security - Shipping - Returns
  • Description
  • Measurements
  • Instructions
  • Brochures
  • FAQ
  • Tutorials
  • Videos
Product Description

Flat Sinew is a flat, waxed polyester thread that is waterproof, rot proof, resistant to stretch, and extremely strong. It has a very high tensile strength for it’s size, it doesn't stretch when wet like string does, and because of the wax you can tie things up very tight. This makes Flat Sinew a great alternative to rubber bands for Tie-dye. The 70 pound flat sinew can be separated into five smaller threads simply by pulling the ends apart. Sinew strands can be hand braided or woven together. Flat sinew is featured in our popular Tie Dye 101 DVD series for ease of use and the ability to tie clear and/or complex patterns. It comes in 60 or 900 ft lengths. It is also excellent for use with delicate fabrics which can be damaged by rubber bands. Plus, Flat Sinew won't get old, dry and brittle like rubber bands will over time. If you notice some yellowish residue don't worry, it's not permanent, just give it a good wash with some Synthrapol and that should do the trick.

Color of sinew may vary from shipment to shipment. 

Made in: INDIA (IN)

71 Reviews
Average Customer Review
Click here to add or update a review for this product.
I used rubber bands for years doing tie-dye but I find that I prefer the tension control that the sinew gives.For real tight ties I wrap the sinew around the body of my washable marker and pull. It's better than cutting your finger.
Was this review helpful? 
8 of 8 users found this review helpful.
There are ties you can make with sinew that are nearly impossible with rubber bands. It's a bit tough to work with at first but it gets a lot easier with practice. I use both sinew and rubber bands each for different situations.
Was this review helpful? 
7 of 8 users found this review helpful.
This is fun to use and works much better than rubber-bands when you are trying to tie something large. I use plastic to wrap my tie dye up with to let it set and this does turn the plastic yellowish were it is in contact with the flat swine but I have not had any problems with it changing the color of the clothing yellow.
Was this review helpful? 
3 of 4 users found this review helpful.
Pretty good. I between using this and rubberbands.
Was this review helpful? 
4 of 6 users found this review helpful.
Works good sometimes hard to grab on to and it will definitely leave evidence u used it.. that is if you were tying knots and tightening them. The flat design has its benefits but one down fall is the cutting into your fingers after prolonged use.
Was this review helpful? 
2 of 2 users found this review helpful.
I finally broke down and bought this product for shibori dyeing and I'm so glad I did. It never breaks! I split it into 4 strands for sewing cotton and 6 strands for silk and those don't break either. I use a thin basting or quilting needle 3-4" long you can stitch very quickly that way. If you tie a "granny knot" the second tie will tighten up the gathers nicely but tie it one more time or it can loosen the gathers. Reusable after dyeing and it does take the dye so the stitches are easy to find and cut.
Was this review helpful? 
1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
Might as well face it I'm addicted to sinew! Ordering it along with my other dharma purchases makes it so easy!
Was this review helpful? 
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
I like flat sinew for tying up my many of my tie-dye patterns. It can be pulled up tight. I have not had it break yet while pulling it up tight.
Was this review helpful? 
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
This roll of sinew was a dark color but is the same old sinew for tying.
Was this review helpful? 
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
A. This sinew in the bomb for tieing (how the heck is that really spelled spellcheck?)intricate detailed designs. It's sticky so slipping is reduced.B. It's sticky....
Was this review helpful? 
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
I use mostly rubber bands when tie dyeing but this works great for those hard to band areas. Easy to use and discard when done.
Was this review helpful? 
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
I like the xl size for comfort and I am able to take them off without them turning inside out. Able to reuse some times when I need to take a break.
Was this review helpful? 
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
This is the good stuff. I have bought both sizes and the larger one is better than the smaller one.
Was this review helpful? 
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.

Customer Comments

If you'd rather speak with a human, please call toll-free from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada M-F 8am to 5pm PST
Phone: 800-542-5227

  Item Added to Cart   Item Not Added
Your Cart ( Items)
Subtotal $
View or Edit Cart
Return to Shopping

You can combine cotton and rayon clothing & accessories to get the greatest discounts. Your discount is figured on the total number of cotton and rayon items we ship, not how many of each type, style or size. Mix and match them to get the best discount.

Example; adding 1 each of 12 different T-shirts in size Large should give you the 12+ price on all 12 shirts.

Example; adding 12 pieces of 4 different sizes of a garment should give you the 36+ price on all 4 sizes.

Some products may be excluded from discounts, and / or may discount only with themselves. If you have any questions at all please contact us toll free at 800-542-5227 (no buttons, just humans).

Drag and Drop chips to the Palette first.